Exercise May Lower Older Women's Risk for Kidney Stones
Title: Exercise May Lower Older Women's Risk for Kidney StonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/3/2013 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - May 3, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Lower Frequency Improves Extracorporeal Shock Wave LithotripsyLower Frequency Improves Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
Slowing the frequency of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) from 120 to 60 shock waves per minute improves overall success rates in patients with urolithiasis, but 90 shock waves/minute seems to be the optimal rate. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

‘Apple shape’ poses higher risk for kidney disease than ‘pear shape’
High blood pressure in the kidneys may hold the clueRelated items from OnMedica'Apple' shape no worse than other types of bodily fat distributionAcute kidney injury causes thousands of needless deaths Kidney patients have same risk of MI as cardiac patientsExtra risk of renal disease after kidney stones (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 12, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Migraine Drug May Set Stage for Kidney Stones (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- ORLANDO - Patients who take topiramate (Topamax) therapy for treatment of migraine appear to deplete citrate in the urine, creating an environment for kidney stones, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 8, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Diabetes severity holds clues to kidney stone risk
The severity of Type 2 diabetes is an important predictor for kidney stone disease, say researchers. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - April 8, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Flies reveal kidney stones in-the-making
(Genetics Society of America) Thomas Chi, MD, Clinical Instructor and Endourology and Laparoscopy Fellow in the Department of Urology at the University of California, San Francisco, will discuss experiments using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, which provide a glimpse of kidney stone formation and the identification of the important role zinc plays in the disease process in flies and in people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Non-dairy calcium seen to lower kidney stone risk
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Getting plenty of calcium from foods has been shown to lower the likelihood of kidney stones in those most at risk, but a new study makes clear the benefit isn't just linked to milk products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Non-Dairy Calcium Seen to Lower Kidney Stone Risk
Getting plenty of calcium from foods has been shown to lower the likelihood of kidney stones in those most at risk, but a new study makes clear the benefit isn't just linked to milk products.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Calcium, Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Kidney Stones Away
Suggestions to prevent future stones Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Kidney Stones Away
Title: Health Tip: Keep Kidney Stones AwayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/4/2013 8:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - April 4, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds
Title: Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/29/2013 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/1/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - April 1, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

More Women, More Complications With Minimally Invasive Kidney Stone Surgery
While the number of people - especially women - who have a minimally invasive procedure to remove kidney stones has risen in recent years, so has the rate of complications related to the surgery, according to a published study by Henry Ford Hospital. The research, from Khurshid R. Ghani, M.D., of Henry Ford Hospital's Vattikuti Urology Institute, appears in the current issue of Journal of Urology... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Get in Touch with Your Family History
Image © Julie Wilkinson I'm not talking about the branching family tree, I'm talking about your immediate family's medical history. You don't have to know that Uncle Elmer had two kidney stones and a cavity, but learning more about dad's polyps might benefit your future health by way of a forewarning....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - March 31, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Complications from Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds
Older, sicker patients may explain increase, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: After Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stone surgery: More women, more complications with minimally invasive procedure
(Henry Ford Health System) While the number of people - especially women - who have a minimally invasive procedure to remove kidney stones has risen in recent years, so has the rate of complications related to the surgery, according to a published study by Henry Ford Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Are kidney stones really worse than childbirth?
Kidney stones are intense enough that rocker Vince Neil of Motley Crue had to leave a show Sunday and check into a hospital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones: 'Worse than childbirth'
Kidney stones are intense enough that rocker Vince Neil of Motley Crue had to leave a show Sunday and check into a hospital. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones cause intense pain
Kidney stones are intense enough that rocker Vince Neil of Motley Crue had to leave a show Sunday and check into a hospital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones: 'Worse than childbirth'
Kidney stones are intense enough that rocker Vince Neil of Motley Crue had to leave a show Sunday and check into a hospital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Costs of ER Visits Vary in U.S., Study Finds
Urinary tract infections, kidney stones most expensive among top 10 outpatient conditions Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Emergency Medical Services, Health Insurance (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Dennis Tito planning a manned mission to Mars in 2018?
Tito's Inspiration Mars Foundation will announce audacious plans on Wednesday for a mission to the red planetIn March 2001, Dennis Tito, a US millionnaire, was an unpopular man in some corners of Nasa. Tito, an engineer by training, had offered the Russians $20m for a ride into space. That prompted an outburst from Daniel Goldin, then Nasa administrator. "We don't have time to hand-hold tourists that don't have the proper training," he raged.A month later, Tito blasted off on a Russian Soyuz mission and spent nearly eight days in orbit on the International Space Station. He fell around the planet, looked out the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: Blogposts World news guardian.co.uk Mars Science Space Source Type: news

Expert panel says vitamin D, calcium supplements may not help against fractures
U.S. Preventative Services Task Force found that supplements did not protect against fractures, increased kidney stones in women (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Women shouldn't bother with calcium supplements: Panel
A top government advisory panel says there is insufficient evidence calcium and vitamin D prevent bone fracture, and added that they could increase the risk of kidney stones. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA study finds endocrine disorder is most common cause of elevated calcium levels
Unusually high calcium levels in the blood can almost always be traced to primary  hyperparathyroidism, an undertreated, underreported condition that affects mainly women and the elderly, according to a new study by UCLA researchers.   The condition, which results from overactive parathyroid glands and includes symptoms of bone loss, depression and fatigue that may go undetected for years, is most often seen in African American women over the age of 50, the researchers discovered.   The study, currently online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, is one of the first to examine a large, ra...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 21, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vitamin C in High Doses Related to Kidney Stone Formation in Men
If you are a person who believes in “moderation”, and that “less is sometimes better",  you may want to take note of some recent research published in JAMA Internal Medicine regarding the role of high dose vitamin C and kidney stone formation in men. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 19, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Conspired in Melamine Poisonings
Microbes turned plastics additive into kidney stone ingredient (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

High ascorbic acid linked to kidney stones
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Researchers in Sweden suggest high-dose ascorbic acid may be associated with the risk of kidney stones. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urolithiasis
Basic Science and Clinical PracticeUrolithiasis: Basic Science and Clinical Practice is a comprehensive text that assists urologists in defining the best choice of treatment for each case through a balanced presentation of underlying science, diagnostic methods and practical tips, with additional discussions on educational issues, costs and management of resources.  This user-friendly practical resource is replete with ... (Source: Springer Medicine titles)
Source: Springer Medicine titles - February 10, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Urology / Andrology Source Type: news

Vitamin C Raises Risk Of Kidney Stones
Men who consume high levels of vitamin C are at twice the risk of kidney stones than men who do not. The new finding does not strongly establish that vitamin C is responsible for the occurrence of kidney stones, however it may make us wonder whether large amounts of vitamin C are harmful to the body. Kidney stones are tiny masses of crystals that can painfully obstruct the urinary tract. Signs and symptoms of a kidney stone include: severe pain from the flank to groin or to the genital area and inner thigh... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

High Doses of Vitamin C May Raise Risk of Kidney Stones
Title: High Doses of Vitamin C May Raise Risk of Kidney StonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2013 2:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/6/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - February 6, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Vitamin C Supplements May Increase Kidney Stone Risk Vitamin C Supplements May Increase Kidney Stone Risk
Swedish men who took approximately 1000 mg vitamin C daily were at increased risk for kidney stone formation. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin C 'doubles kidney stone risk'
Regularly taking high-dose vitamin C pills can double the risk of kidney stones, say researchers. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - February 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones
Men who took vitamin C supplements at least once a day had the highest risk of kidney stones (pictured), according to a study in the journal JAMA Internal medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-dose ascorbic acid supplementation may increase risk of kidney stones in men
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine Area: News In this Research letter published early online in JAMA Internal Medicine, the authors briefly describe their research into whether ascorbic acid supplements were associated with kidney stones in a population-based, prospective cohort of men.   The Cohort of Swedish Men (COSM) recruited 48,850 men aged 45 to 79 years in 1997. Detailed diet and lifestyle data, including on use of ascorbic acid, were collected at baseline using a self-administered questionnaire. For this analysis, researchers excluded those with incorrect national registration numbers, implausible energy int...
Source: NeLM - News - February 5, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vitamin C supplements tied to men's kidney stones
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who take vitamin C supplements are at higher-than-average risk of developing kidney stones, a new study from Sweden suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vitamin C Supplements Tied to Men's Kidney Stones
Men who take vitamin C supplements are at higher-than-average risk of developing kidney stones, a new study from Sweden suggests.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Stones, Men's Health, Vitamin C (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C Boosts Kidney Stone Risk in Men (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Men who took high-dose vitamin C supplements doubled their risk of developing painful kidney stones, a large prospective study found. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 4, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Eating hot food from melamine plates increases risk of kidney stones
Melamine plates and cups have been the tableware of choice for many Western families during the last couple of decades, and they are fondly associated with children's parties and outdoor picnics. According to a new study by researchers at the Kaohsiung Medical University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ascorbic Acid Supplements Linked to Kidney Stones
(Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 4, 2013 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medical News Source Type: news

Eating Hot Foods On Melamine Dishes Increases Risk Of Kidney Stones
Eating hot foods on melamine dishes increases the risk of developing kidney stones. The finding came from a new study conducted by Taiwanese researchers and was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers discovered that the amount of melamine we are exposed to increases with hot temperatures, therefore, the chance of developing kidney stones rises. The team, led by Chia-Fang Wu, M.S., Ph.D., of Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, performed a crossover investigation of consumption of noodle soup in melamine bowls and total melamine excretion in urine... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

RCT: Prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy with sodium-potassium citrate
Source: Eur Heart J Area: News Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a frequent complication of many radiological procedures involving the application of contrast media. A number of methods have been proposed for the prevention of CIN, including the alkalinisation of urine. Sodium-potassium (Na/K) citrate is a well-known agent for urine alkalinisation, and is mainly administered to patients with kidney stones. It has not been studied in the prevention of CIN.   Researchers tested the hypothesis that alkalinisation of urine, using Na/K citrate, reduces the frequency of contrast nephropathy in patients after corona...
Source: NeLM - News - January 24, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Plastic plates and kidney stones claim 'overcooked'
Conclusion This study found that when participants ate hot food from melamine bowls, their urine levels of melamine increased compared to melamine levels after eating from ceramic bowls. This suggests that melamine had migrated into the soup it contained. However, as the authors point out, it is unclear if melamine levels found in the urine would cause any health problems. Also, the study only looked at one brand of melamine tableware, so whether the findings would apply to other brands is uncertain. While this crossover type study allowed the researchers to compare what happened to participants using melamine with those u...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Cancer Source Type: news

Eating hot food off plastic plates can increase the risk of kidney stones
Taiwanese researchers have found that eating hot or acidic meals off melamine crockery may raise the risk of the painful condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melamine from Soup Bowls Found in Urine (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Melamine, a common plastic previously linked to urolithiasis in children and adults, was detected in urine after ingestion of hot noodle soup served in melamine tableware, a small trial found. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - January 22, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Could Chemical in Dishware Raise Your Risk for Kidney Stones?
Title: Could Chemical in Dishware Raise Your Risk for Kidney Stones?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2013 4:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - January 22, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Could Chemical in Dishware Raise Your Risk for Kidney Stones?
Small Taiwanese study shows higher concentrations of melamine in urine tied to presence in plastic bowls Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Household Products, Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VeganThink
Did Steve Jobs live 30 years after developing cancer thanks to his near vegan diet? That's the claim made by Dr. John McDougall in a lecture marked by ideology overriding science and common sense. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - January 13, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Dr. Kaayla T. Daniel, Ph.D., C.C.N. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Health american diets american junk animal products Arnold Ehret Bill Gates bombardment cancer cell computer pioneers Dr John McDougall food junkie fructose fruitarianism juicing kidney stones lifelo Source Type: news

CT for kidney stones delivers more radiation to obese patients
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Obese patients absorb extra radiation from computed tomography (CT) scans, a new study shows. (Source: Modern Medicine)
Source: Modern Medicine - January 2, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news